Luxion Releases New Plugins for Autodesk Fusion 360, Revit 2017, 3ds Max 2017, and Maya 2017

Luxion Releases New Plugins for Autodesk Fusion 360, Revit 2017, 3ds Max 2017, and Maya 2017

Tustin, California, November 15, 2016 – Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot®, the first real-time ray-tracing and global-illumination program for 3D rendering and animation, today announced new and updated plugins that further integrate KeyShot with Autodesk’s line of 3D modeling applications for the Manufacturing, Architectural and Entertainment industries.

Luxion is committed to providing 3D professionals the fastest software for creating 3D product visuals, across the widest array of 3D modeling software, through tools and features that complement their workflow and speed up the product development process. With a long history of support for many Autodesk titles, KeyShot has allowed Designers, Engineers, and 3D Artists to visualize products as they take shape, helping to determine color, finish and materials faster, deliver prototype visuals sooner, provide more engaging product reviews and produce final product shots that completely capture and communicate the function and design.

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The Fusion 360 integration is just one way KeyShot is making the creation of product visuals more accessible.

Each new or updated plugin for the Autodesk products allows user of each software to install a small plugin that adds the ability to load the model directly in KeyShot, begin adding materials and light–seeing it all happen in real-time, and continue refining the model while sending updates back to KeyShot. Additionally, users may export KeyShot .bip files without the need to have KeyShot installed. The following features are available with each plugin:

KeyShot for 3ds Max plugin – UPDATED

  • 3ds Max 2013 – 2017 Support
  • LiveLinking model update technology
  • Parts retain materials and layers
  • Maintain hierarchy of objects created in scene tree
  • Objects retain materials, can be unlinked
  • Hidden layer will not be imported
  • Support for part and camera animations
  • Export of rigged and deformable animations
  • Support for hair (curves)

KeyShot for Maya plugin – UPDATED

  • Maya 2014 – 2017 Support
  • LiveLinking model update technology
  • Parts retain materials and layers
  • Maintain hierarchy of objects created in scene tree
  • Objects retain materials, can be unlinked
  • Layers independent of grouped objects
  • Hidden layer will not be imported
  • Support for part and camera animation
  • Support for hair (curves)

KeyShot for Fusion 360 plugin – UPDATED

  • Latest Fusion 360 API support
  • LiveLinking model update technology
  • Maintain color assignments on part level
  • Maintain assembly structure
  • Select simplified representations
  • Refine tessellation quality
  • Export to bip without KeyShot installed

KeyShot for Revit plugin – NEW

  • Revit 2015 – 2017 Support
  • LiveLinking model update technology
  • Maintain family structure
  • Support for camera export
  • Support for export of RPC placeholder objects
  • Support for matching of Revit compass

Availability
All KeyShot plugins for Autodesk products are available as a free download from the KeyShot website as well as the Autodesk App Exchange. The plugins can export a KeyShot .bip file without a license of KeyShot installed. For LiveLinking and the other advanced capabilities in each plugin, a license of KeyShot is required. A KeyShot HD license ($995) includes unlimited rendering resolution. A KeyShot Pro license ($1995) includes full KeyShot Animation capabilities. Floating licenses, Network Rendering, and KeyShotVR, for creating interactive visuals, are also available online at keyshot.com, the App Exchange or through a qualified KeyShot reseller. For more information on KeyShot products and technology, please visit keyshot.com and follow Luxion on Facebook or Twitter.

About Luxion
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology including applications such as KeyShot and the Velux Daylighting Visualizer. KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in global illumination and material appearance. With a focus on making the creation of high-quality visuals from 3D data as simple as taking a photograph, KeyShot is recognized as the standard visualization tool for industrial designers and marketing professionals worldwide. Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 and major industrial design companies including Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Philips, Specialized, Whirlpool, and IDEO. For more information on KeyShot 3D rendering, animation and KeyShotVR, please visit keyshot.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Press contacts:
Luxion, Inc.
Josh Mings
Director of Marketing
josh@luxion.com
+1 (949) 274-8871

KeyShot is a registered trademark of Luxion ApS. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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